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Part 1 — Setting up Nerd

Before you can start using Nerd, you’ll need to install the tool on your computer and make sure you’ve logged in with your Nerdalize account.

Installing Nerd


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Install on Windows

  1. Install Nerd using the installer you downloaded.

Install on macOS

  1. Unzip the file you downloaded.
  2. Install Nerd using Terminal by running:

    $ sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/bin/
    $ sudo mv ~/Downloads/nerd /usr/local/bin/

Install on Linux

  1. Unzip the file you downloaded by running:

    $ tar -xvzf nerd-1.0.2-linux.tar.gz
  2. Install Nerd using your console by running:

    $ mkdir -p /usr/local/bin/
    $ mv nerd /usr/local/bin/

Haven’t used a CLI before?

Because Nerd is a command-line tool, you don’t quite open it. Instead, you use it by running one of Nerd’s commands in your computer’s terminal.

On Windows

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type cmd.
  3. Open Command Prompt. You’re now ready to run commands.

On macOS

  1. Open the Applications folder in Finder.
  2. Go to the Utilities folder.
  3. Open Terminal. You’re now ready to run commands.

Logging in

Now that you’ve got Nerd on your computer, let’s log in to your Nerdalize account. If you don’t have an account yet, create it first. Then log in with Nerd by running:

$ nerd login

This will open a new browser window. Once you’re logged in you can close that and come back here.

You’re all set

Perfect. You’re now all set to start running your jobs in the Nerdalize cloud using Nerd. Let’s continue to the next part to learn the basics of running jobs.